Too bad Halloween is only once a year. Sure, we could do without the candy overload, but we’d happily make cute and spooky foods all year round if we could. We had considered focusing on just one or two treats for Fun Food Saturday, but there are just too many out there to narrow it down. That’s why we thought we’d take a look at a few of the best collections of (relatively healthy) Halloween treats out there.
The first one is from Disney’s Family Fun site: “15 Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Snacks.” We laughed out loud at the Pizza Mummies, grimaced at the Apple Bites, and gawked at the Melon Brain (it looks like it might be way beyond our degree of difficulty). Note on the pizza mummies: We prepared these on sandwich thins, not English muffins, as the recipe suggests. Also we put two six-year-olds to work, giving them the job of pulling apart the string cheese, and it was incredibly easy and fun for them. The verdict? Not a crumb left in sight.)
We also like this collection of Easy Last-Minute Halloween Recipes from Parents.com. The Witch’s Hat Calzones look especially tasty; and the Mad Scientist Wraps (upright burritos with funny faces) could be fun for any kind of party.
Last but not least, we had fun looking through this collection of Halloween Dinner Party Recipes from Food.com. We are totally charmed by this Spooky Shepherd’s Pie, and the Rat Cheese Ball somehow manages to be both gross and cute at the same time.
Inspired yet? We sure are. Who needs candy, anyway?
Fun Food Saturday: Because food should be fun.